GDB LVI: Wild On Hockey

bingofuel
February 04 2010 03:57PM

Sweet sassy molassy!

Two in a row. A pair. A deuce. A duplet. Twins. Free the Springfield Two. No matter how you say it, it doesn't change the fact that the Oilers are on a winning streak. Which is great. Kind of.

I don't know about you guys, but as I watched the game last night (and monitored the comments on the site for typical game-day shenannies) I had such mixed feelings on Potulny's goal. On the one hand, it's nice to win a second game in as many match-ups. On the other, we certainly don't want to make a habit out of this if a rebuild is what we're planning (and by "we," obviously I mean "the fans." I have no clue what Tambo's up to other than sobbing into a wad of tissues while sitting on the toilet, for some reason).

Like many of you, I'm thrilled to see Gagner bringing his A-game, and like some of you, I'm also glad to see Mike Comrie on skates. It gives me a more valid excuse for my multiple daily visits to hilaryduff.com. Doesn't it?

Wild times

Tonight, the Mighty Oil take on the Wild, and like every other team in the NHL other than Carolina, these guys are better than us. They have nine more wins and 6 fewer losses than us. That's not a lot to be proud of.

But we have two wins. In a row.

Minnesota has two injured goaltenders. And the Oilers have two guys named JDD and DD that they dress up like goalies and place in front of the net every now and then.

Actually, Minnesota seems to be suffering from a similar injury bug to the Oilers, so maybe we have the advantage there. Looking at the stats comparison on the Oilers' website, it seems to be one of the few things we might have to our advantage.

But, as Jonathan Willis won't tell you, stats aren't everything.

Prognosticating...

I looked that word up. It's something psychics do. It means "guessing." And I'm going to treat you to my own special brand of prognostication.

The Oilers have realized the season's in the tank. They have two "Ws" in hand, and at least some of the guys are starting to enjoy just playing the game. Comrie's back, Hilary's website is rad, Sam Gagner likes to play with pucks after practice, and there's a chance Ethan Moreau's headed out of town.

So they're going to make it three in a row.

Tonight.

Against the Wild.

2-1 Oil. Book it.

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#101 DoubleJ
February 04 2010, 07:56PM
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My wife says the Minnesota players look like christmas elfs. I thought it was funny, but I ingnored her, because hockey is on. She knows better.

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#102 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 07:59PM
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JDD went down before the puck even came out front of the net.

Awesome.

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#103 David S
February 04 2010, 08:00PM
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Man that was weak. Coors light weak.

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#104 Clangger
February 04 2010, 08:02PM
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Kevin Quinn said "good defensive play by Gilbert" there's something you don't hear too often

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#105 Jamie B.
February 04 2010, 08:03PM
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Pajamah wrote:

I hear for Halloween he went as a Sexy Nurse

Not sure if you were joking but it was a sexy cowboy, actually. And I'm not joking. Sob.

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#106 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:07PM
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This guy on the Oilers website has just solved all the teams problems!

"I think this is a golden oportunity for the oilers. Hire Ken Hitchcock as head coach.Hes from Edmonton. Hes a quality coach. Also I would have at least 4 or five veterens of high quality, one of them a goalie,about 4 or five mid quality guys, bigger sized, and the rest should be young fast tallented up and comers, that we get through the draft."

How did no one ever think of this before???? It's so simple!

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#107 Bryzarro World
February 04 2010, 08:08PM
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WTF was that abortion?? Wasn't pretty but it was in.

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#108 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:09PM
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Pouliot with 2 goals in 3 games?

Willis is vindicated!

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#109 David S
February 04 2010, 08:09PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

Not sure if you were joking but it was a sexy cowboy, actually. And I'm not joking. Sob.

Leave Gilbert alone!!!

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#110 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:09PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

This guy on the Oilers website has just solved all the teams problems!

"I think this is a golden oportunity for the oilers. Hire Ken Hitchcock as head coach.Hes from Edmonton. Hes a quality coach. Also I would have at least 4 or five veterens of high quality, one of them a goalie,about 4 or five mid quality guys, bigger sized, and the rest should be young fast tallented up and comers, that we get through the draft."

How did no one ever think of this before???? It's so simple!

He's probably 13 and just discovered Wild On reruns

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#111 David S
February 04 2010, 08:11PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

This guy on the Oilers website has just solved all the teams problems!

"I think this is a golden oportunity for the oilers. Hire Ken Hitchcock as head coach.Hes from Edmonton. Hes a quality coach. Also I would have at least 4 or five veterens of high quality, one of them a goalie,about 4 or five mid quality guys, bigger sized, and the rest should be young fast tallented up and comers, that we get through the draft."

How did no one ever think of this before???? It's so simple!

I thought that site was age restricted to under 16. How'd you sneak in?

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#112 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:13PM
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David S wrote:

I thought that site was age restricted to under 16. How'd you sneak in?

Especially with the restraining order and all. Life time Ban from Club Penguin still smarts doesn't it?

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#113 Bryzarro World
February 04 2010, 08:15PM
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That was a nice save. Too bad our guys were sooo slow...

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#114 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:17PM
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Well. That was a save, huh?

Also, umm, Sportsnet, coming into the game in the third period doesn't count as your first NHL start. Always bringing the quality!

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#115 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:19PM
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Wow, umm, good effort JDD? Oh wait, nope. That was a horrible effort.

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#116 David S
February 04 2010, 08:20PM
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JDD. My god.

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#117 Bryzarro World
February 04 2010, 08:20PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Wow, umm, good effort JDD? Oh wait, nope. That was a horrible effort.

x2

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#118 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:21PM
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kinda relieved that Minnesota scored... last thing these guys need is any confidence. PLay well, drive up the return for potential trades but dear lord don't win.

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#119 David S
February 04 2010, 08:22PM
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"Lets just see where this goes.."®

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#120 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:24PM
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This goalie is just asking for them to score! But of course, they don't.

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#121 David S
February 04 2010, 08:24PM
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You know, aside from a "somewhat suspicious" third goal by JDD, this has been a pretty decent game.

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#122 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:27PM
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Speaking of Dinosaurs, my favorite episode was the one where they were going to throw the grandma in the Volcano just because she was 70. If only the real non dinosaur world was like that.

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#123 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:28PM
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Only we'd be out of a coach.... and a Starting net minder.

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#124 Jamie B.
February 04 2010, 08:29PM
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God, stressing out about whether they'll tie it up is just as bad as stressing about whether they'll blow a lead. I hate my life.

Oh, thanks, Havlat. Whew.

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#125 David S
February 04 2010, 08:30PM
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POS. *facepalm*

Sorry, but that was a firing offense.

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#126 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:30PM
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Who would have thought that a French kid would do better not being crushed under the weight of scrutiny by the entire province of Quebec.

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#127 Wanyes bastard child
February 04 2010, 08:30PM
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Is it to late to change my goat?

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#128 Eric Johnson
February 04 2010, 08:30PM
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thats more like it.

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#129 David S
February 04 2010, 08:34PM
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BRUTAL!!!!!!!!!!

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#130 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
February 04 2010, 08:35PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

thats more like it.

i was worried there for a bit...

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#131 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:36PM
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I don't want to be one of "those guys" but if we had a legit goalie in net, I'm pretty sure this game would have been won.

Well, a legit goalie on top of tons of other things, but you have to start somewhere.

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#132 Wanye
February 04 2010, 08:36PM
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I'm BACK!!!

DID THE OILERS WIN THE HOCKEY GAME AND SHOW THE NHL WHAT THREE IN A ROW LOOKS LI-

oh.

*crosses arms, sticks out lower lip*

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#133 OilFan
February 04 2010, 08:40PM
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Did anyone else think that the Wild goalie's equipment was a bit big up top ?

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#134 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 08:41PM
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@Wanye

They always win im my head.

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#135 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 08:41PM
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Which one?

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#136 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 08:43PM
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@jeanshorts

If you don'want to be that "guy", then why did you write the comment, cause guess what you are that "guy" right now.

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#137 David S
February 04 2010, 08:43PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

I don't want to be one of "those guys" but if we had a legit goalie in net, I'm pretty sure this game would have been won.

Well, a legit goalie on top of tons of other things, but you have to start somewhere.

I'm pretty sure if we had a legit goalie, we would have won this one and about ten more. AHL goalies don't do so well in the NHL.

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#138 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:45PM
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@Heavyd

What was that? Sorry I'm too busy playing with BOTH my testicles.

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#139 OilFan
February 04 2010, 08:50PM
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The second goalie his equipment was huge up top!!!!

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#140 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 08:50PM
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@jeanshorts

HAHAHAHA not funny

*grabs a kleenex and wipes away a tear, while looking down and thinking what it would be like to have 2 testicles to play with*

Why did my Mom think it was a good idea to smoke and drink when she was pregnant with me.

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#141 David S
February 04 2010, 08:51PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

What was that? Sorry I'm too busy playing with BOTH my testicles.

And the comment delete button. Heh heh.

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#142 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 08:52PM
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@OilFan

Leave that goalie alone he has a lot of problems already he is russian.

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#143 jeanshorts
February 04 2010, 08:56PM
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@Heavyd

I guess it is kind of like saying "No offense" and then ripping into someone.

Either way I stand by my post!

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#144 Pajamah
February 04 2010, 09:02PM
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@Jamie

I was joking, good god he asks for the effeminate jokes doesn't he?

Not sure if this is trademarked, but "facepalm"

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#145 Curious
February 04 2010, 09:05PM
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Well the boys are actually playing quite a bit better. They are at least trying.

So how about the Devils deal to get Kovalchuk? Wow inorder to win the cup you have to go through Crosby and Malkin or Oveckin and Semin or Parishe and Kovalchuk....The other teams will all be trying to do something now....

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#146 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 09:09PM
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@jeanshorts

Jokes my friend. It looks like you seem offeneded by what I said?

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#147 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
February 04 2010, 09:14PM
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David S wrote:

"Lets just see where this goes.."®

how the hell did you get that fandangled circle R?

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#148 WT
February 04 2010, 09:18PM
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WT was listening to his XM radio and a fellow by the name of Robyn Badry was hosting. He suggested both Phoenix and LA are going to make a big splash soon. He said to listen to King Tut on XM NHL for further info. This should be interesting. Phoenix actually has a solid team and LA has great goaltending.

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#149 Heavyd
February 04 2010, 09:20PM
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So New Jesery, has lost 2 dmen. Does anyone think they might be interested in Souray or Vishnovsky?

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#150 Victoria
February 04 2010, 09:22PM
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DoubleJ wrote:

My wife says the Minnesota players look like christmas elfs. I thought it was funny, but I ingnored her, because hockey is on. She knows better.

Yet you had time to post on here?

For shame!

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